Software Engineer (All Levels)

Computing · South San Francisco, California
Department Computing
Employment Type Full-Time

The Opportunity

Software Engineering plays a key role in insitro’s approach to rethinking drug development. Our team is responsible for the software platform at insitro, which covers everything from providing orchestration and workflow software for our automated lab (LIMS, data review/visualization), data pipelines for ingesting data from pharma and research collaborators, bioinformatic pipelines for our genomic datasets, and APIs and tooling for our data science and machine learning teams. You will work closely with a cross-functional team of scientists, bioengineers, and data scientists to identify areas where software engineering can make a difference. You will design, implement, and deploy software systems across broad domains: full stack web development, backend APIs, data warehousing, data and bioinformatic pipelines, cloud infrastructure, data science and machine learning tooling. You will work as part of a team to rigorously design our software platform, identify key architectural performance improvements and support ongoing discovery and automation platforms.


You will be joining as the founding team of a biotech startup that has long-term stability due to significant funding, but yet is very much in formation. A lot can change in this early and exciting phase, providing many opportunities for significant impact. You will work closely with a very talented team, learn a broad range of skills, and help shape insitro’s culture, strategic direction, and outcomes. Join us, and help make a difference to patients!


About You

  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, or equivalent practical experience
  • Expertise in one or more general-purpose programming languages (such as Python, Java, Scala, C/C++, or Go) 
  • Demonstrated ability to write high-quality, production-ready code (readable, well-tested, with well-designed APIs)
  • Familiarity with cloud computing services (AWS or GCP)
  • Familiarity with relational databases.
  • Familiarity with web services and application frameworks (Django, Flask).
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and job functions
  • Proficiency in Linux environment (including shell scripting), experience with database languages (e.g., SQL, No-SQL) and experience with version control practices and tools (Git, Mercurial, etc.)
  • Passion for making a difference in the world


Nice to Have

  • Experience with working lab and scientist stakeholders in a health tech or genomics field.
  • Experience with medium-sized data sets (100TB+)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel data engineering methods that go beyond putting together of existing code, and to apply problem-solving skills to complex issues


Benefits at insitro

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Open vacation policy
  • Team lunches (catered daily)
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave


About insitro

insitro is a data-driven drug discovery and development company using machine learning and high-throughput biology to transform the way that drugs are discovered and delivered to patients. The company is applying state-of-the-art technologies from bioengineering to create massive data sets that enable the power of modern machine learning methods to be brought to bear on key bottlenecks in pharmaceutical R&D. The resulting predictive models are used to accelerate target selection, to design and develop effective therapeutics, and to inform clinical strategy. insitro was launched in 2018 with a Series A of $100M funded by top investors including a16z, Arch Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, GV, and Third Rock Ventures. In 2019 the company announced a collaboration with Gilead Sciences in the area of NASH and, in mid 2020, announced a Series B financing of $143M including current investors and new investors Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), T. Rowe Price, BlackRock, Casdin Capital and other leading investors. The company is located in South San Francisco, CA. For more information about insitro, please visit the company’s website at  www. insitro.com

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  • Location
    South San Francisco, California
  • Department
    Computing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time